Education

  • University of Washington
  • School of Law (LL.M., 2006)
  • University of Missouri
  • School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • University of Portland
  • (M.A.T., 2002)
  • University of Portland
  • (B.B.A., 2000)

Eric Wieland puts his mastery of tax law and sharp attention to detail to work in his practice. He focuses on the areas of Estate Planning, Business Planning, Taxation, Qualified Retirement Plans, ERISA Compliance, and Trust and Estate Administration. The belief that no two clients are alike­ and no set of legal circumstances or objectives are the same ­ is at the heart of his specialized, individual approach.

After graduating with honors from the University of Portland with a degree in Business Administration, Wieland earned a Master of Arts in Teaching while participating in the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education volunteer program associated with AmeriCorps and spent two years as a high school and middle school teacher and coach. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law where he was awarded the Order of Barristers. Wieland then achieved a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and Missouri.

Wieland honed his skills as an attorney at the University of Washington’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. There, he represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service in examinations, administrative appeals, and collection proceedings.

Because he has personally benefited greatly from his mentors, Wieland believes in the good of giving back. He combined his still present love for teaching with his love for the law as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law school. Wieland is a member of the Estate Planning and Administration Section Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) and serves as its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Chair. Wieland welcomes the opportunity to mentor young lawyers, and pass on the knowledge he has gleaned through his own experiences and through his peers. When not giving back to his legal community, Wieland stays involved and active with his local community as the Chair of his neighborhood association and frequent volunteer with local charities and his church.

Outside of work, Eric enjoys spending time with his family. He coaches his son’s baseball and soccer teams, cooking and baking with his daughter, and indulges in wine tasting with his wife (when they can find the time).

Select Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Tax Lawyers Committee
    • Mentoring co-chair, 2015 – Present
    • Brown Bag Seminar Coordinator, 2013 – 2015
  • Oregon State Bar CLE Planning Committee
  • Speaker for the OSCPA
  • Estate Planning and Administration Section, Executive Committee Oregon State Bar CLE Chair
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Student Attorney, University of Washington School of Law
  • Board of Advocates, University of Missouri, School of Law
  • Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education post-graduate volunteer program
  • Teacher:
    • Lewis & Clark, Northwestern School of Law, adjunct professor
    • LaSalle High School, Milwaukie, OR
    • St. John the Baptist Middle School, Draper, UT

Select Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Presenter, “Estate Tax and Related Estate Planning Issues in Oregon” OSCPA, January & May 2019
  • Contributing author, Administering Trusts in Oregon, 2018 Edition
  • Presenter, Oregon Probate Legislation Update, ACTEC, Portland, February 2018
  • Panelist, Estate Planning Council, Portland, Fall 2017
  • Presenter, “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act“, Oregon State Bar Public Affairs Department
  • Digital Asset Law and Estate Planning“, Oregon State Bar Elder Law Newsletter, April 2016
    • Coauthored with Walker Clark

Community & Charity Involvement

  • Mizzou Board
  • Brooklyn Actions Corps, Chair (2012-Present)
  • Sacred Heart, volunteer
  • St. Agatha School, volunteer
  • Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp Foundation Board (2013-Present)
  • Terwilliger Plaza, Director (2013-Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers and Partners, High Net Worth: Private Wealth Law, Up and Coming Individual, 2020
  • Selected for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009 – 2017
  • Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America©
    • Trusts and Estates, 2018 – 2020
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2020
  • Certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law (2005)
  • Order of Barristers, University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law (2005)
  • Cum Laude, University of Portland (2000)